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  1. Should I find a new job asap?
    Should you look for a new job? I don't know. I have been looking for a "new job" and haven't been able to find another full time job. The only thing available in my area is part time and prn. So I...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Just accepted Unit Manager Position with no LTC experience....
    OOPS. I thought I was in the LTC section:eek:I am not a ADON/DON and have no business posting here.
    Mar 10
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  3. Just accepted Unit Manager Position with no LTC experience....
    Your facility sounds just like mine!!! They had hired an ADON who had never ever worked LTC as a nurse. She took off doctors orders to "help the floor nurses" Unfortunately, 90% of the medication...
    Mar 10
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  4. Full Code resident in LTC
    I would have checked the patient's chart immediately to see if the patient had a legal DNR form(No CPR) in his chart. if he did not have the required legal DNR form I would have started CPR...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. New Grad & First Job in LTC - Lots of Overtime/Doubles - How Much Is Too Much?
    At my LTC, they are always asking "the new grads" to do the overtime and double shifts. They pay the new grads less money then the experienced nurses, so they always prefer to get "the new grads" to...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Resentment Will Destroy You
    Another great article from TheCommuter. I sure wish I could let go of the strong resentment I feel for my co-workers. I have never met such obnoxious people in my entire life.
    Mar 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Patient falls and state visits
    Good question. That happens sometimes at my LTC. I get a phone call from the DON sometimes asking if so and so fell on my shift. The patient tells her family that she fell and nobody did anything...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Suggestions...
    I would not like to work where there is a camera. The mother sounds like she enjoys the power of getting rid of nurses whenever she feels like it. Hope you can find something better soon.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. How can I get a job in LTC/SNF as a new nurse
    Can you move or drive to another area? In my area, the job ads always say "Must have 1 year of long term care experience". However, the fact is that they hire "New grads" all the time because they...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Tattle tale? Or my duty to report?
    I would just mind "my own business" and not do anything about it.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Unhappy RN at LTC Avoid Extra Shifts
    I live for my days off. I made the mistake twice for agreeing to come in early for someone and each time some kind of disaster occurred so I never come in early now. My days off belong to me. I never...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. No hand sanitizer, no working equipment
    Yes whistleblowers should be protected. However, I know of 2 nurse who called" corporate" to complain about patient safety issues. They were both fired. I have to accept the fact that "no one cares"...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. No hand sanitizer, no working equipment
    I think that is the problem at my facility. No one cares. It seems we get a new DON and a new administrator every 3 months. I wouldn't be surprised if the DON is planning her escape. I know that...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. No hand sanitizer, no working equipment
    Call corporate. That sounds like a good idea. Yes, I could have a friend call and give them a message.
    Jan 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. No hand sanitizer, no working equipment
    I would like to report it to the state but I am afraid they will know it was me who called. They "get rid" of anyone who calls the state.
    Jan 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. No hand sanitizer, no working equipment
    I can never find any hand sanitizer nor can I find any equipment that actually works. Broken suction machines, broken concentrators, broken IV pumps, broken nebulizers etc etc etc. What to do? These...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Not a people person... (Yikes!)
    I think not being a "people person" can be helpful. With all of the "medication errors" at my LTC, it might be best to have some "task oriented people" to help reduce medication errors. Some...
    Jan 24
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  18. Is becoming a LPN worth it?
    I think the first time I heard the rumor that they were getting rid of LPN's for good was in the early 1980's. Now it seems that LTC wants LPN's more because they can pay them less money than the...
    Jan 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Inconsiderate Co-workers/Shift Change
    I will never forget that obnoxious nurse at my old job who would not stop talking. So I started saying in a very loud voice "I am starting my shift report right now". She would still be talking to...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Is your central supply room locked on the 11-7 shift?
    Residents are not getting fresh ice water on night shift because they have no cups. Residents are not being changed because there are not enough wipes and diapers either. Management has been notified...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Is your central supply room locked on the 11-7 shift?
    They seem to think that staff is taking things out of central supply and taking them home for their own personal use. I don't think so. I think they were taking things out of central supply so they...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Give regular insulin 30 units every am?
    I am surprised that the admission nurse didn't question that order upon admission. The new nurse said she asked the day nurse to call the doctor about the order but the nurse didn't.
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  23. Give regular insulin 30 units every am?
    I re-read the order several times. It does in fact say "Regular insulin 30 units daily"
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  24. Is your central supply room locked on the 11-7 shift?
    Thanks for your comments. They took the key away from the 11-7 shift because they said the 11-7 shift was stealing all of the supplies out of the central supply room.
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Is your central supply room locked on the 11-7 shift?
    I work different shifts at my LTC. The nurses on night shift use to always get the med carts stocked up with supplies for the day. Now management has taken the key away from the night shift. So now...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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